Uber drivers stage strikes over pay and conditions

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Drivers of ride-hailing firm Uber plan to strike in major cities to demand better wages and working conditions. 

The strikes are expected to happen across major US cities, as well as parts of the United Kingdom, Australia and South America.

The protests come days before its debut on the New York Stock Exchange.

Uber drivers have urged the public to "stand in solidarity with impoverished drivers across the world who have made Uber so successful".

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